Our very own fantastical wedding!

Shoo wee! I dont even know where to start with this post! Writing about our own wedding seems so much harder than writing about all the wonderful weddings we shoot! (Be warned, this post will have lots more writing than normal as lots of people have asked lots of questions about our wedding) Lets start off with our most asked question, “who is shooting your wedding?”. We knew from the get go that we didnt want super traditional or super posed pics, we really wanted someone who would bring something unique to shooting our wedding, like we try to do for the couples whose weddings we shoot. That is why we didnt hire a wedding photographer, we hired Tyrone Bradley, an event, motoring and people photographer working with Red Bull and itswhatiminto. Tyrone was so awesome and we learnt so much from him and we really could not have asked for a more incredible guy! He even stayed and jammed with us till the end of the reception!

When it came to our own wedding pics, 2 things were important to us, having our photos in Ponta D’Ouro (about a 40 minute round trip from the wedding venue in Ponta Malongane) and to not be away from our friends and family for too long after the ceremony. The best option then was to do our pics the day before and boy are we glad we did! There was no rushing, no guilt about missing out on our reception, and best of all it created so much excitement for the day before the wedding as well! We did first look pics where our parents led us to each other. It was so good to include them and honestly, I would highly recommend this to any couple interested!


4 thoughts on “Our very own fantastical wedding!”

  1. JO says:

    AWE MAN i got all choked up looking at your AWESOME photos!!!

    Congrats guys!! :)

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  • What a flipping epic wedding invite we got in the post today!!! We are SO excited to be back in Mozambique to shoot a wedding right down the road from where we got hitched! Pretty sure it's going to be an epic one!
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  • Today we fell in love with Peta and Ray's epic love story, their energy and vibrance. On Saturday we get to document the next step of their adventure.
  • Sometimes going to Plan "B" when the heavens open during a couple shoot can turn out pretty well!
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  • Following this person to the ends of the earth.
  • Leaving Bulungula at sunrise. Murray the Land Rover enjoying the view.
  • Bulungula Lodge near the Nqileni villiage in the Transkei runs a tour called 'Woman Power' where visitors can experience the day to day life of the women in the local villiage. The program is designed to bring awareness to the invaluable role woman play in an often male dominated culture.

So wearing traditional face paint we helped collect buckets of water from the river and carry them on our heads up the hill back to the villiage. We also chopped wood and gathered sticks for the fire, then prepared the food and cooked the lunch for everyone.

And that was on their day off.
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  • This is the beautiful face of someone who had just drunk a bottle of vodka for breakfast.
  • Looking for sharks at the mouth of the Umzimvubu River, Port St Johns.
  • Hole in the Wall, and some cows, in the Transkei.
  • Koi for sale at a night market somewhere in Hong Kong.
  • Power walking businessman in the streets of Hong Kong.
  • It's not uncommon to see people wearing surgical face masks in public. Hong Kong seemed pretty clean so not sure if it's pollution or airborne viruses they're trying to avoid. In Myanmar it seemed to be more for dust in the more rural areas.

If anyone knows more about this we'd love to find out...
  • Camping in the garden... We're slowly gathering things for our 3 month drive around southern Africa and this tent is the latest addition. Did a practice run and had it setup in less than 4 minutes on our first attempt. I reckon we could get it down to 2.
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